Gratefulness is Happiness

I am currently sitting in the living room of my apartment, listening to the bustle of my roommates eating dinner, chatting and listening to music. I came across this article about creating a night routine, and how night routines are just as important as morning routines. As I was reading, the article talked about something that really stuck with me: practicing gratitude. The importance of practicing gratefulness has come up a few times in my recent past, and I figured it would be a good thing to talk about. Not just good, but important.

My Morning Routine-5

In lieu of this, I wrote you a short list of things that I am grateful for. Believe me, I could add a lot more; these are just things on my mind tonight.

Things I’m grateful for:

  • God and his huge, everlasting love for all of us
  • My roommates (aka my mom’s away from home/children)
  • My wonderful, supportive family
  • Music and its beautiful way of making me feel all types of emotion
  • Laughing
  • Molly (what’s new?)
  • The financial ability to go to college
  • Reading (It’s one of my only escapes from my busy mind)
  • Coffee (again, what’s new?)

In short, that was my list of things that I am grateful for (again, I could go on and on, but I’ll spare you). To end this post, I want to share a ted talk with you. The talk is given by a monk who talks about the fact that gratefulness leads to happiness. In order to be happy, you must be grateful.

I wish you all a wonderful week. What are you grateful for?

Always,

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